Spaces between teeth can be corrected with bonding, procelain laminates, crowns, bridges and implants. Treatment will not only improve your self-image, but it will allow people to look at your face without being distracted by the irregularity in your smile.
Solutions for spacing problems
Orthodontics to reposition teeth
In the long run, orthodontics is the best solution. The average range of treatment life expectancy is generally permanent.
Bonding or laminating to restore teeth
Composite resin, a plastic material, is applied to the teeth to make them wider in areas where gaps exist. As a result of this treatment, most spaces can be filled in to look very natural. Laminating with composite resin or porcelain is also and option. The advantages of laminates over bonding is that laminates wears less.
Crowning or "capping” to restore teeth
Although crowning can provide beautiful results it typically is not the treatment of choice for spaces between the teeth because it requires considerable reduction of natural tooth structure. However, in case where teeth are badly damaged, these are often appropriate. Crowning can achieve the ultimate in shaping teeth to fill spaces. It lasts about twice as long as bonding.
Bridges to replace missing teeth
There are many types of fixed bridges
1. Conventional fixed bridge
2. Cantilever fixed bridge
3. Resin-bonded fixed bridge.
In a Nutshell, the Treatment involved in Closing Gaps differ in young & old age.
-Orthodontic correction is better.
Middle/Old Age-Cosmetic correction is the best treatment option. Can be best achieved by
- - Composite Filling [ Bonding ].
- - Composite Filling [ Laminates ].
- - Ceramic [ Porcelain ] Laminates.
- - Crowns.
- - Combination of Orthodontic & Cosmetic Correction.
The Advantage of Cosmetic Correction :
- - Less Time consuming.
- - Requires lesser visits.